It’s the start of a new fantasy season and you’re trying to figure out who to draft and in what order. Should you go for Forwards first? When should you grab your main Goalie? How many defenders should you keep on your squad?
Well, we can’t answer those questions, but we can give you some background on how players performed last year. The default ranking of the players is a good indication of how they performed last season, but this is only part of the answer.
When we look at the average number of points per game, some trends start to emerge. The positions that earn the most points are Forwards, with Goalies tending to earn the fewest points. Further, when we look at the top 10 players at each position from last year, Forwards show the biggest spike with the top players with points dropping off with Forwards lower down the ranking. Goalies also drop off fairly quickly, whereas defenders tend to have a smaller drop-off from the top 10 to the next 40.
So, does this mean you should take Forwards and a Goalie as soon as you can and wait for Defenders? Well, that’s up to you. There are very few constants each year, other than Messi and Ronaldo, so who will be the stars this year, and will you be lucky enough to draft correctly?